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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ADULT INCONTINENCE PRODUCT

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT ADULT INCONTINENCE PRODUCT 0

Choosing the right incontinence product can feel overwhelming, but our experts are here to help!

“When someone develops incontinence, the inability to control their bladder or bowels, it can feel overwhelming because there are so many products on the market. They often drive to their nearest grocery or drugstore and just pick a random product. Since grocery or drug store employees are not trained on incontinence, it leaves many feeling embarrassed and confused about which product to choose. We often see customers who come to us frustrated that their product is leaking and sometimes they have even doubled up on products, believing that layering products is the best solution”, says Tammie Kister, an Incontinence Specialist at Medical West Healthcare Center.

WHY GET VITAMIN B-12 INJECTIONS?

WHY GET VITAMIN B-12 INJECTIONS? 0

B-12 is a water soluble vitamin that is one of eight essential B vitamins.  This important vitamin plays a critical role in the maintenance of the body's nervous system, is necessary for DNA and RNA synthesis, is involved in hemoglobin production, as well as other important functions.

Start by checking your B-12 levels.  A quick visit to Any Lab Test Now (located inside Medical West Healthcare Center's Clayton location) to check your B-12 levels for sufficiency can be done as a standalone test or as part of a more comprehensive micronutrient panel.

Vegans are often deficient simply due to the lack of eating B-12 rich foods.  However, some people eat foods that contain vitamin B-12, yet still find they are deficient.  Some causes for this could be due to underlying conditions that prevent their body from absorbing B-12.

WHY CHOOSE A KNEE SCOOTER OVER CRUTCHES?

WHY CHOOSE A KNEE SCOOTER OVER CRUTCHES? 0

Daily life can be difficult after foot surgery, a broken ankle, or a fractured foot.  Luckily, the knee scooter is a fantastic option to help you get around with ease. Forget about crutches, they can be a pain on the hands and armpits, and difficult if balance and stability are an issue.  The knee scooter alleviates the burden of crutches, letting you rest your knee softly on the pad and coast comfortably through your day. 

Medical West Healthcare Center’s knee scooter of choice is the Essential Free Spirit.  Unlike other brands, the Free Spirit knee scooter has a more comfortable pad to rest your knee, dual breaks for stopping power, and a rack and pinion steering system for stability when encountering sidewalk cracks and bumps.
CARING FOR AN OPEN WOUND: ADVICE FROM AN OSTOMY NURSE

CARING FOR AN OPEN WOUND: ADVICE FROM AN OSTOMY NURSE 0

 While complicated wounds may require skilled nursing care or a wound clinic setting, many wounds can be easily managed at home.  You just have to know what products are available and how to use them…

First, let’s review what types of wound cleansers and dressings are available and discuss their differences.

   Wound Cleansers are saline-based liquid cleansers in a bottle that can be sprayed into a wound bed, on to dressings, or around the wound for gentle cleansing.  SIMPLY SALINE is saline in a convenient can, while ADAPT WOUND CLEANSER  has some gentle organic ingredients to enhance cleansing and healing.  No need to rinse after using either of these products!  Simply dress the wound after using the cleanser.